polishing agent

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pol·ish·ing a·gent

(polish-ing ājĕnt)
An abrasive used to achieve a smooth, lustrous finish to a tooth surface.
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(1999) RM-GIC: Vitremer acid) gel as polishing agent PAM-C: Dyract RM-GIC, Yap et al.
Corncob cuts better if you add a polishing agent. In the old days we'd toss a couple of capsful of Brasso into the media.
In addition to being used as bedding for small animals, ground or milled corncob is also used as adsorbent for chemical spills, a polishing agent for metals, and a pesticide carrier for insects such as spider mites and fire ants.
Rembrandt's Intense Stain Removal toothpaste with alumisil (a safe, low-abrasion tooth polishing agent) has been demonstrated to quickly remove tough stains like those caused by tobacco and such beverages as coffee, tea and red wine.
"Some of our lads believed that the sugar from the mint when mixed with saliva was a better polishing agent than pure saliva.
"Our product would be used as a polishing agent. We've targeted this market segment because there is no cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to deal with sheens."